Kennedy Krieger Institute

  • THERAPEUTIC ASSISTANT(ODENTON)

    Job Locations US-MD-Odenton
    Department
    Center for Autism and Related Disorders
    ID
    3426
    Pos. Category
    Direct Care
    Job Location : Street
    1130 Annapolis Road,Route 175 Suite 100
    # of Hours
    40
  • Overview

    JOB ID:  3426

     

    The Therapeutic Assistant I will implement instructional programs and evidence-based treatment protocols in a classroom (group, dyad, and 1:1) setting under the oversight of the Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, the MICC Teacher, or Speech-Language Pathologist. This staff member will interact with the children to encourage language, social, and self-regulatory development. The incumbent will also collect progress and treatment response data; assist with classroom organization; prepare teaching materials; and assist with parent communication and training.

    Responsibilities

    1. Carry out instructional programs as outlined by the Speech Language Pathologists.
    2. Effectively implement behavior management strategies according to trained procedures.
    3. Assist in data management functions to include data collection and data entry.
    4. Provide basic care needs of students during groups and parent meetings.
    5. Prepare and lead specified activities during groups.
    6. Assist in the development of therapeutic materials.
    7. Clean, organize, and maintains the classroom.
    8. Support planning, preparation and staffing for supplemental programming.
    9. Participate in parent awareness and training activities.
    10. Complete medical, behavioral, and other in-service training as needed.

    Qualifications

     

    EDUCATION:

    • High School Diploma or GED required.
    • Must have some college classes (AA preferred) in psychology, education, or related field.

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    • Experience working with young children preferred.
    • Experience as a paraprofessional with young children with autism and implementing treatment protocols in a classroom or childcare setting is desirable.

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